Set out on an epic Voyage to the planet's
most unspoiled topography - Falkland Islands, South
Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula
Witness an abundant wildlife, history of
human endeavour, Captivating landscape, Splendid views of
Cliff Mountains, the Exquisite Icebergs in Antarctica
Classic South Georgia Cruise:
Expedition cruise to the Falkland
Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland
Day 1: Depart from Ushuaia
Report at the Pier as per the Embarkation time in the
Get onboard USHUAIA. A welcome drink is served.
Later, an introduction to the crew and expedition staff will
Later, we will have time to get to know our new shipmates.
The ship will then set sail towards the Western Falkland
Islands (Malvinas), known for their rugged beauty and wealth
of seabirds and waterfowl.
South Georgia and The Falkland Islands is a
British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
Day 2: At Sea
The open bridge policy on the USHUAIA allows us to join the
officers on the bridge and learn about navigation, watch for
marine life, and enjoy the views of the open ocean.
Join the expedition staff and naturalists on deck whilst we
are at sea as we search for seabirds and other local
wildlife, such as Albatrosses,
Petrels, Orcas and Dolphins.
An interesting selection of lectures will help us to prepare
for our first excursions in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
Day 3: Western Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
With favorable conditions, our lecturers and naturalists
will accompany you on your first excursion. On the western
coast we might visit the following islands:
West Point Island:
The Island lies off the most north-westerly point of
mainland West Falkland. The attractive settlement
sits on the edge of a small harbor on the eastern
side of the Island, in the
lee of Black Bog Hill and Michael´s Mount.
The valley between these two peaks rolls over the
center of the island to the
dramatic Devil´s Nose, one of
the Island´s main attractions.
From here visitors are treated to splendid views of
Cliff Mountain, the
Island´s highest point at 1,250 ft (381 m), and the
highest cliffs in the Falklands (Malvinas).
We will encounter a vast
colony of Rockhopper Penguins and Black-browed
Albatrosses, nesting together in close vicinity.
Carcass Island lies to the north-west of the
Falklands archipelago (Malvinas).
A mature tussock (tussac) plantation covers much of
the lower ground below Jason Hill to the east. The
availability of abundant cover throughout the island
have made for a spectacularly large population of
small birds, which is one of Carcass Island´s most
Gentoo and Magellanic Penguins do also nest here.
Peale´s and Commerson´s dolphins come frequently
close to the shoreline to get a glimpse of the
visitors as well.
At the settlement with its beautiful gardens, we are
invited to enjoy tea and cookies with the locals.
Later, we will sail Overnight around the northern islands of
the archipelago in easterly direction to reach
the capital, Stanley.
Days 4: Eastern Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- At Sea
Arrive into Stanley. The town was established in the early
1840´s. In the morning hours we will have time to explore
the quaint little town of Stanley and its wonderful Museum,
souvenir shops and pubs.
For those who are more interested in the outstanding
wildlife the Islands have to offer, you do not even have to
leave town to enjoy it. Southern
Giant Petrels often fly close to the shoreline. The endemic
Falkland Steamer Ducks abound on the shorelines while Kelp
Gulls can often be seen flying together with Dolphin Gulls.
The less obvious but frequent visitors to Stanley area are
Black-crowned Night Herons, Red-backed
Hawks and Peregrine Falcons.
Turkey Vultures are regularly seen on top of any
prominent building. Many pairs of Upland Geese frequent the
park and it might be nice to take a stroll around the
gardens of town to see some of the singing birds as well.
In the early afternoon, we set sail, heading for South
Georgia - South Georgia is widely
regarded as one of the most beautiful and inspiring places
on earth with more wildlife than virtually anywhere else on
Day 5 & 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea - South Georgia
South Georgia - Though extremely isolated,
it has amazing scenery ranging from
high mountains and mighty glaciers to deep fjords and
low-lying grassland. If the weather is favourable, we
would aim to visit one of the following sites in the late
Situated at the northwestern extremity of South Georgia
on the eastern side of the knife-edged summit ridges of
Parydian Peninsula, Elsehul
is a beautiful little harbour. It
is the only visitor site on the island, where colonies
of Black-browed and Grey-headed Albatrosses can be
viewed from zodiacs within the protection of sheltered
Right Whale Bay:
Right Whale Bay is a bay 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide,
entered between Craigie Point and
Nameless Point along the north coast of South
Georgia. The name dates back to at least 1922, when
South Georgia was still a centre for commercial whaling.
Today we hope to encounter a small
colony of King Penguins, along with Giant Petrels, gulls
and breeding elephant seals on the black ashen beach.
Day 8, 9, 10 & 11: South Georgia
Day 12 & 13: At Sea
We spend the next two days crossing the Scotia Sea towards
the Antarctic Peninsula offering opportunities to be out on
deck, catch up on some reading, check through and edit our
photos, or simply reflect on the magical experiences of the
last days on South Georgia. Lectures and other activities
will be offered throughout these days.
Day 14: Elephant Island, South Shetland
Day 15: At Sea - Antarctic Peninsula:
Our expedition team will prepare you for our experience in
the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
Later today, we hope to arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula in
the area of the scenic Antarctic Sound. Here we will try to
land at one of the following landing sites:
Argentine Antarctic Station Esperanza
Brown Bluff, a promontory on the Tabarin Peninsula, is
located south of Hope Bay. Both of them might be
possible landing sites. The Weddell Sea represents the
center of the Peninsula´s Adélie Penguin population.
January 16 & 17: Antarctic Peninsula
and South Shetland Islands
Day 18 & 19: At Sea
We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage.
Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for
seabirds and whales. We will also enjoy some final lectures.
Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating
adventures we have had over the past days.
Day 20: Ushuaia
Please note: The above itinerary is
a guide only. Our exact route and program will vary to take best
advantage of local weather and ice conditions and opportunities
to view wildlife. Changes will be made by the Captain and/or
Expedition Leader to facilitate the best results from the
prevailing conditions. A daily program sheet will be issued on
board. Flexibility is the key to success.
Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days (Classic South Georgia)
Sailing Dates: January 9, 2020 - January
Cruise Package Cost Per Person in US
C Standard + Triple
C Standard Twin
B Standard +
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Voyage aboard the USHUAIA as indicated in the itinerary.
All meals throughout the voyage aboard the USHUAIA.
All shore excursions and activities throughout the
voyage by zodiac.
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership
by experienced expedition staff.
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
throughout the program.
Comprehensive pre-departure material.
Detailed post-expedition log.
Package Cost does not include:
International Airfare, whether on scheduled or charter
Pre- and post land arrangements;
Transfers to / from the vessel;
Passport and Visa expenses;
Government arrival and departure taxes;
Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly
Excess baggage charges
Items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage
charges and telecommunication charges; and
The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages
(guidelines will be provided).
The Ushuai's Cabin description
5 Outside cabins with
windows on the upper deck (G), private facilities, two
lower berths, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge.
Suite 201 features two
double beds, Suite 202 one double bed and a sofa bed.
Suite 203 features two lower single beds. Suites 204 and
207 feature three lower single beds. Suite 207 has
10 Twin outside cabins with
windows on the upper deck (G), private facilities, two
lower berths. Cabins 205 and 211 feature portholes.
Cabin 301 features one double and one single bed.
6 Twin outside cabins with
portholes on the upper deck (G), private facilities, two
12 Twin outside cabins with
portholes on deck E and semi-private facilities, two
8 Twin inside cabins on the
lower deck (D) with semi-private facilities, two berths
N.B. Semi-private facilities: Two cabins share one
bathroom accessible from both cabins (shower and wc).
Each cabin is also equipped with its own washbasin.
Terms and Conditions:
ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ESPECIALLY POSSIBLE FUEL
SURCHARGES. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO FUEL SURCHARGE IF THE PRICE OF THE BARREL OF CRUDE OIL IS US$100
All rates are quoted per person in US Dollars, based
on twin occupancy.
A limited amount of twin cabins (except
suites) are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the
Suites may be reserved at 2 times the share
rate. A third berth in two of the suites maybe occupied at
50% of the published twin share rate.
Shared accommodation can be arranged on request.
All rates are subject to change and
Our associate Expedition Cruise
reserves the right to modify the published rates without
Reservations and Payments:
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing
with a valid reason. Cancellations received 120 days prior
to departure are fully refunded less an administrative fee
of approx USD$750 Per Person.
119 days up to and including the day of departure all
deposits and tariffs are
forfeited. If cancellation occurs within the 119 day period
and full payment has not yet been
received, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid
money is due immediately.
For these and other reasons mentioned below, you are
strongly encouraged to
obtain trip cancellation insurance.
Our associate Expedition Cruise reserves the right to cancel any
voyage prior to departure in which
case payments will be refunded in full less administrative
fee without further
obligation on our part.
Our associate Expedition Cruise requests all passengers to purchase
a comprehensive travel
insurance including trip cancellation and mandatory medical
evacuation and repatriation
Our associate Expedition Cruise shall not be responsible for
any injuries to persons (whether
or not resulting in death) or damage or loss to property.
case of a medical problem
arising during the voyage, either on board or on shore,
which results in costs for
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responsibility for payment of these costs
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specifically decline any
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